Gloucestershire Places of Worship

St Benedict's Chapel, More Hall Convent, Randwick (67k) Above Photograph(s)
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St Benedict's Chapel, More Hall Convent, Randwick
St Benedict's Chapel, More Hall Convent,
off Cashes Green Road, GL6 6EP,
Randwick, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel does NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1916, and we understand it is still open.

The notice board outside More Hall Convent reads: "More Hall Convent (Grace and Compassion Benedictines) Residential Care Home". The Chapel first came to my notice in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010); however its history as a place of worship predates its present use as the chapel attached to the Care Home.

The British Listed Buildings website describes a large detached country house, dating from 1582, and built originally for the Fowler family of clothiers. Its chapel was converted from a dovecote between 1912 and 1916 by its then owner, Rev. C.H. Sharpe, who founded the Evangelist Brothers of the Common Life. "The Chapel is attached to left corner by short link with Tudor arched doorway has tall combined porch and belfry, moulded".

The building has been a convent since the 1930s; and in 1967, according to the Victoria County History series: A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume 10: Westbury and Whitstone Hundreds (1972), pp.287-288 (Stonehouse - Nonconformity), it was recorded in Randwick parish magazine as having a local congregation.

Denomination

Now or formerly Benedictine (Convent).

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel is located at OS grid reference SO8299006078. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 30 Dec 2014 at 11:11.

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